43yo man charged with murder after woman dies in New Brighton

A 43-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a woman last night in Christchurch.

The man is due to appear in Christchurch District Court on Thursday afternoon, a police spokesperson said.

A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after the death of a woman. Photo: George...
A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after the death of a woman. Photo: George Heard
Police launched a homicide investigation after the woman died late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of the Countdown car park, off Hawke St, in New Brighton.

Police were called to reports of an assault on Hawke St at 10.40pm.

Police were called to reports of an assault on Hawke St, New Brighton, last night. Photo: George...
Police were called to reports of an assault on Hawke St, New Brighton, last night. Photo: George Heard
The victim, a woman in her 40s, was unresponsive when emergency services arrived, and died while being transported to hospital.

The man was taken into custody at the scene and was helping police with their inquiries.

A scene examination is being undertaken today around the Countdown carpark.
 

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